Spoiler alerts all around, Sam is totally dead at the end in the juvenile but ultimately compelling book set during the American Revolution!
1984 - Georgia - Challenged at the Gwinnett County school libraries because of language; an abridged version without profanities was substituted
1989 - Ohio - Removed from fifth grade New Richmond classes for language and did not represent "acceptable ethical standards" for the age
1991 - South Carolina - Challenged in Greenville County Schools for using the name of God and Jesus in a "vane and profane manner along with inappropriate sexual reference."
1993 - Kansas - Challenged at Walnut Elementary School in Emporia for profanity and violence
California - Removed from the fifth grade at the Bryant Ranch Elementary School in Palcentia-Yorba Linda Unified School district because "the book is not g-rated. Offensive language is offensive language. Graphic violence is graphic violence, no matter what the context."
Pennsylvania - Challenged but retained at the Palmyra schools for language and violence
California - Retained at the Antioch elementary school libraries after a parent complained about profanity and violence
Colorado - Challenged in the Jefferson County Public Schools in Lakewood for profanity, references to rape, drinking, and battlefield violence
1998 - Virginia - Challenged at the McSwain Elementary School in Stauton for language and Tucker-Capps Elementary School in Hampton for language and violence
2000 - Illinois - Challenged in the fifth grade Oak Brook Butler District 53 curriculum because of violence and language
2009 - Georgia - Regained in Muscogee County elementary school libraries after parental concerns about profanity
#27 Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. 2014.